The exhibition Alexander Calder & Fischli / Weiss at Fondation Beyeler focuses on the fleeting, precarious and exhilarating moment of fragile balance as expressed through the works of Calder and Fischli/Weiss in the early- and late-twentieth century, respectively. The show features works by Alexander Calder in an open and cross space dialogue with works by Fischli/Weiss and covers significant historical milestones in Calder’s oeuvre, from Cirque Calder in the 1920s and his shift to abstraction in 1930 to his invention of the mobile in the early 1930s. The works of Fischli/Weiss perform as counterpoints in this narrative that lends the exhibition its special quality.
The exhibition is curated by Theodora Vischer, Senior Curator at the Fondation Beyeler, and developed in close cooperation with the Calder Foundation in New York and the artist Peter Fischli. The show runs until September 4, 2016.
Alexander Calder & Fischli/Weiss at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Basel, Switzerland). Vernissage, May 28, 2016.
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